Applications for Funding Available

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Applications for Funding Available

Posted: 01/13/2009
Applications for funding under the City of Knoxville's Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Act programs will be available on January 12, 2009.

Application packets can be obtained at the Community Development Division, 5th floor, City/ County Building and on the City's web-site at

ESG funds will be available for projects that assist homeless persons in accordance with the Knoxville-Knox County Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

HOME funding will be available to certified Community Housing Development Organizations for housing related activities, including housing development and improvement.

The City of Knoxville will fund projects that provide specific "essential services" to the community on behalf of the Community Development Division. CDBG funds will be available to non-profit and public agencies for the following projects: housing improvement projects, including emergency home repair and minor home repair, planning and design technical assistance to non-profit and community organizations, and management of the homeless information and tracking system. Both CDBG and HOME funding must be used to assist people who meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's low to moderate income limits (currently $46,800 for a family of four).

All applications are due by 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Community Development Department Office, 5th Floor, City/County Building.

Mandatory Technical assistance workshops will be held:

ESG: Friday, January 23, 9:00 a.m.
CDBG: Friday January 23, 10:00 a.m.
HOME/CHDO: Friday, January 23, 11:00 a.m.

Charles W. Cansler YMCA
616 Jessamine St. Knoxville, TN

Workshop attendance is mandatory for all applicants and funding sources. Applications from agencies not attending the appropriate workshop(s) will not be considered for funding.

For further information you may contact Becky Wade at 865-215-3900. To have an application package sent to you, please call 865-215 2120.